This one courtesy of baeritone
1. Total number of books I've owned:
Um, Higher than I could probably count.
2. The last book I bought:Dead With Walking
by Kim Harrison
3. The last book I read:Sanctuary
by Mercedes Lackey. Which I thought would be the end of the series, but I guess she's got a fourth book coming out in the same world. It's an amusing read, since she based the series on Upper and Lower Egypt before they became one nation, but all three books have a few allegories to modern times hiding within. Still beats the living shit out of Marion Zimmer Bradley, who skips the allegory and goes straight to bashing men, Christians, anyone who pissed her off, etc. Or worse, MZB's The Fall of Atlantis
, where not only does Atlantis not sink by the end, but the plot is so dull I used it as an insomnia cure.
4. Five books that mean a lot to me:The Midnight Club
by Christopher Pike- One of the best YA novels ever written. Good Omens
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen. I agree with Clive Barker, who's blurb was on the cover of my first copy. "The Apocalypse has never been funnier." For those of you who are already fans, rumours abound Robin Williams will be Aziraphale in the movie version. Imagica
by Clive Barker. The best thing he's ever written. Period. The Chronicles of Narnia
by CS Lewis. I loved 'em as a kid, and I like them as an adult now that I can pointedly ignore the Xtian undertones. (Hey, I was oblivious about them until the end of The Last Battle
by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Yeah, they ripped off Tolkien, but they also didn't spend 18 pages describing Ents, nor was there an annoying druid who liked to sing and tell stories.
5. Tag five people and request they put this in their journals:mzwyndi